createATCstudio // My new Etsy Shop!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to show you my new Etsy shop! I have been wanting to do this for a while now, actually ever since I had this awesome idea, which I will be sharing with you in a minute! Anyway, I will be selling high quality, hand painted with watercolor, cards, in the size and shape of ATC’s. These textured cards are the perfect canvas for collages, doodles, whatever you like!

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Art Lab Episode 36

Hello everyone! Happy first day of December! Welcome back to Art Lab, today I will be sharing this super fun idea for making a wintery Artist Trading Card! Get on your snow gear and lets build a snow man!

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Random Creativity #2

Hello everyone! I have been making literally a ton of things lately, so I thought it would be a good time for another random creativity post!! Today I will be sharing some of my sketchbook, recent ATC’s and some other fun stuff! Let’s get started! Continue reading Random Creativity #2

Giveaway Winner + Recent Photography

Hello everyone! I am super excited (and hope you are too) to announce the giveaway winner and of course to show you some recent photography.

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Art Lab Episode 33, Using unique materials for Art!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to say that I have joined The Art Lab! I am looking forward to creating artwork and posts with this beautiful group of girls! Today I wanted to share some fun ideas of mine for getting creative with unique and atypical materials that you might just have at home!

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My Blogiversary + A special Surprise!

Hello everyone! (throws confetti) I am so excited because 1 year ago today I started this blog!! Ahhh! Yessss! I’m so excited!

And I want to thank all of you for your sweet comments, generous follows, you make my day, every day! Crafts of all Seasons is also celebrating 100 followers (remarkable, yes) I can’t believe that 100 of you like my blog enough to follow. That to me is truly amazing! Continue reading My Blogiversary + A special Surprise!

Random Creativity #1

Hello everyone! I have been wanting to show you some crafts and art projects that I have been making lately! I love the idea of Random Creativity because I love sharing my artwork and crafts, and well most of them are, well random. Now going onto the post Continue reading Random Creativity #1

My Artist Trading Cards + Storage and Tips

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to show everyone all of my artist trading cards and some tips on keeping your cards nice and protected!

So first Continue reading My Artist Trading Cards + Storage and Tips

Paint and Pens #6

The final! I am so sad! ūüė¶ ūüė¶ But look out next Monday for a fun new season!

Anyway, Hello Everyone! Today it is obviously the final and I have decided to do something super special! A galaxy ATC how to! Continue reading Paint and Pens #6

Paint and Pens #5

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another Paint and Pens¬†episode! Continue reading Paint and Pens #5

My ATC’s!

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to show you pictures of all of my ATC’s!

I have traded a few ATC’s with friends, family and with this ATC trade¬†but most of them I have made myself! Get¬† ready for a lot of ATC’s! Continue reading My ATC’s!

Paint and Pens Episode #4!

Oh wow I can’t believe that it is #4 already! Time has just flown!

Welcome back to the next episode of Paint and Pens! Today we are going to use some old book pages and soft thread to make a really beautiful ATC!

Note: Please prepare one 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock, an old book page, a large-eye needle, and some embroidery floss for today’s episode.

First cut or tear a small piece of the book page to fit the piece of cardstock

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My book page was taken from an old Little House book!

Next glue on the piece of book page!

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Thread your large-eye needle with the embroidery floss.

Begin sewing with the overcast stitch around the edge, you could also do the blanket stitch if you prefer!

 

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I like to keep my stitches about 1/8 to 1/4 apart!

Keep “sewing” until you reach the other side of the card.

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And here is the finished ATC!

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Paint and Pens #3

Hello everyone! Welcome to Paint and Pens #3!

 

Today we will work with some watercolor paint to make 2 really beautiful ATC’s! Continue reading Paint and Pens #3

Paint and Pens #2

Hello everyone! Welcome to the second episode of my craft series!

Note: I have decided to call my craft series “Paint and Pens”

Have you ever colored adult coloring books? I have and really like them! Today we are going to make Adult Coloring ATC’s, they are really easy and super fun to make!

For today’s ATC’s you will need an adult coloring book page, pencils or fine tip markers, gel pens (optional but highly recommended)

  • This is a super easy ATC to make!
  • Draw 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ rectangles onto the adult coloring book page with a pencil.
  • Note: Make sure to be careful of where you draw out your ATC’s, for example if there is a pretty flower that you want in your ATC make sure not to cut it in half ūüôā
  • Cut out the traced rectangles.
  • Now time for the fun part!
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  • I like to outline the shapes with gel pens, especially the glitter kind! It adds a pretty shine to them! (thanks to my clever friend Anna for the idea)

Here are some of the Adult coloring book ATC’s that I made!

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This uses such pretty colors!
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I love this one! I am going to give it to my friend Isabelle!
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I only used gel pens for this one!
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This one is my favorite! It might even be my favorite ATC that i have made!

 

I hope you had fun making ATC’s with me! Watch out for next weeks episode of Paint and Pens!

Sneak peak for next week!

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Have a great week!

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All about ATC’s and how to make them!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first craft series post! These next 6 weeks we will explore all about ATC’s (artist trading cards) how to make them and what to do with them!

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First, what are Artist Trading Cards?

These 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ little works of art can be gifted, traded or kept, (but NEVER SOLD) Add what you want to them, why you can even draw on them, or dip them in paint! Whatever you want!

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How do you make ATC’s?

Start with a 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock. Add what you want! It could be something from nature, a pretty piece of paper, whatever expresses you creativity!

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Why make art anyway?

Art makes us feel good about ourselves! It helps us express our creativity with the world!

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Lets get started on making ATC’s! Today we will make 3 very basic (but still fun) cards!

(I like to cut out a bunch of the cards at once, then when I want to make an ATC I just pick up a card and start creating, you can also buy precut ATC cards on amazon)

Cut three 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ pieces of cardstock¬†and set aside.

First ATC:

I love how modern and neat this simple ATC is!

  • You are going to begin with the WIFI symbol
  • Next draw a border
  • Finally write, “Cuz’ I’m out of WIFI”

Remember to make it your own!

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Second ATC:

This ATC almost looks like a heartbeat to me!

  • Draw squiqly lines all around the card

Use your creativity to find fun colors to use!

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Third ATC:

Another fun ATC! I love using markers to add designs!

  • Begin by drawing curved lines diagonally across the card
  • Next draw designs in between the lines!

Have fun drawing designs!

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I hope¬† you had fun making ATC’s with me! Next week we will go more in-depth and make a really cool ATC! But this week I just wanted to keep it simple!

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Also, if you are looking for a place to trade your ATC’s you should really check out Haley’s blog¬†she does safe online ATC trades! She also has some really neat ATC ideas to try! Check it out!!!!!! https://flourishingbyrestfulfalls.wordpress.com

 

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